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Frequently Asked Questions:

WHAT IS A FELONY?
According to Black’s Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition A crime of a graver or more serious nature that those designated as misdemeanors; e.g. aggravated assault (felony) as contrasted with simple assault (misdemeanor). Under federal law, and many statutes, any offense punishable by death or imprisonment for a term exceeding one year ……

WHAT IS A MISDEMEANOR?
According to Black’s Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition Offenses lower than felonies and generally those punishable by fine or imprisonment otherwise than in a penitentiary….

WHAT IS A DELINQUENT ACT?
A "child who has been found to have committed a delinquent act" means a child who, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 985, Florida Statutes, is found by a court to have committed a violation of law or to be in direct or indirect contempt of court. Violations of law as they relate to delinquency normally mean those acts which if committed by adults are crimes.

I HAVE MOVED.  WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
It is the Juveniles/Parents responsibility to keep the Clerk’s Office informed of their correct address.

If your mailing address changes, you must submit in writing, your new address in person or by mail to the appropriate department:
Key West Courthouse
500 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL  33040
Marathon Branch Courthouse
3117 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL  33050
Upper Keys Gov. Center
88820 Overseas Highway
Plantation Key, FL  33070
Clerk of the Court
50 High Point Road
Plantation Key, FL  33070

Failure to appear for a scheduled Court appearance, could result in you or your child being arrested.

WHERE DO I MAKE RESTITUTION PAYMENTS?
Restitution payments are made through the Juvenile Division located in the Clerk of Circuit Court.

Your restitution order will indicate the amount of restitution due and the fees imposed. Payments are accepted through the mail or in person. Checks or money orders should have your name and complete case number.

Your payments should be mailed to the Clerk's Office nearest you.

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Juvenile Division

500 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL  33040
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Juvenile Division

3117 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL  33050
Clerk of the Circuit Court
88820 Overseas Highway
Plantation Key, FL  33070
Clerk of the Circuit Court
50 High Point Road
Plantation Key, FL  33070

HOW DO I CHANGE MY COURT DATE?
In order to reschedule your court date , you must contact your attorney. The Clerk’s Office is not authorized to reschedule your court date.

State Attorney's Office
530 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL  33040
305-294-7707
State Attorney's Office
4695 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL  33050
305-289-2595
State Attorney's Office
88820 Overseas Highway
Tavernier, FL  33070
305-852-7349

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